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Topic: What's your favorite salad? Please share the recipe here!  (Read 3994 times)
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CraftyZedral
« Reply #10 on: April 12, 2008 02:49:32 PM »

Spinach leaves
Sliced red onion
Bacon
Thinly sliced mushrooms

For the dressing:
Apple cider vinegar, reduced on the stove and sweetened with brown sugar.  Pour it over the other ingredients and let it wilt. Yum!  A childhood favorite.

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Kaissa
« Reply #11 on: April 12, 2008 08:52:29 PM »

Here is my favorite salad recipe.  The flavors are very strong (lemon, garlic, blue cheese) but it's wonderful if you're not a wuss Wink  I've also used chopped figs and toasted walnuts as other "add-ins" and substituted minced red onion for the green onion.

Everyone's salads sound great!

mmm now that looks good. I bookmarked it!  Smiley
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« Reply #12 on: April 12, 2008 09:43:44 PM »

Oooh! I love salads.  Um... one of my very favorites is spinach with grated carrots, bacon bits, alfalfa sprouts, artichoke hearts, black olives and feta.  Top it off with tahini dressing (like Annie's goddess dressing) and it's to die for. Smiley
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« Reply #13 on: April 13, 2008 06:16:24 PM »

I made a salad yesterday that was pretty tasty. I just used bagged salad greens and added some blue cheese crumbles and thinly sliced red onion and green pepper. I topped it with some thinly sliced steak and a homemade dressing.

Dressing (sorry about the lack of accurate measurements)
Dijon mustard
1 clove garlic, minced or pressed
2 tablespoons red wine vinegar (I used garlic flavored) (amount is approximate)
oil oil
salt and pepper to taste

I guess it would be 3 tablespoons of oil for this mount of vinegar? I'm terrible with that sort of thing.  Anyway, I whisked everything together but the oil, which I then streamed in slowly.  Keep whisking.  It was quite tasty.  I tried the Dijon mustard just to see if I liked it.  I do! Smiley
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« Reply #14 on: April 14, 2008 12:35:05 AM »

 Grin ALL SALADS SOUND GREAT
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« Reply #15 on: April 23, 2008 08:35:40 AM »

juliusmunki- I've never tried honey in my dressings before; that's a must do
Corwin- That sounds woodsy and rich; I love wild mushrooms
spaghetti- Gotta love a salad with garlic
CraftyZedral- Steak on a salad: yes please
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« Reply #16 on: April 26, 2008 02:02:00 PM »

I'm Ukrainian, and my mom always makes cabbage salad. it is by far healthier than lettuce, which has zero nutritional value.

How To: no specific values, it's a salad, so you add as much as you want!

Cabbage, finely sliced
pour a pinch or two of salt over the sliced cabbage and then knead it, to make it softer and release the juices. Cabbage absorbs the salt, so you'll need to salt it again at the end to your liking.
put it in your salad bowl,
add, diced red bell pepper, green onion ( scallion? ) and MOST IMPORTANTLY dill, without dill it will not taste like a summer salad, or a good salad either. only a few teaspoons is needed, but you can add more if you like dill. top off wit sunflower oil ( just a drizzle ) and red wine vinegar ( also a drizzle ). taste. add more oil or vinegar or salt depending on your taste.

so pretty much the ingredients are :

cabbage, finely sliced
red bell pepper, diced
dill, chopped
scallions/ green onion sliced
sunflower oil
red wine vinegar


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« Reply #17 on: April 26, 2008 02:06:20 PM »

ok, so even though i don't really like lettuce, my favorite steak salad is by fat the easiest and is very tasty.

it's from Rogue here on 6th ave & 25th st in NYC

chopped lettuce
chopped swiss cheese - lots of swiss cheese, i want to say 2:1 ratio
grilled skirt stake over it

best dressing to accompany: ranch, blue cheese or vinaigrette.
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« Reply #18 on: April 26, 2008 02:24:52 PM »

This is one of my favourites, otherwise I just do a mixed green one with chopped any vegetables, add cheese and a bottled dressing.  I love macaroni and potato salads too - but I have no real recipe for that.

mixed green salad with strawberry dressing

1 1-pound basket strawberries, hulled, halved
1 5-ounce package mixed baby greens
1 7-ounce package crumbled feta cheese (about 1 1/3 cups)
1/2 cup walnuts, toasted
1/2 cup olive oil
3 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
1 tablespoon sugar
 
Mash enough strawberries to measure 1/3 cup. Place remaining strawberries in large bowl. Add greens, cheese, and nuts. Whisk oil, vinegar, and sugar in small bowl to blend. Whisk in mashed strawberries. Season dressing with salt and pepper. Add to salad; toss to coat.
 
my notes:  I used baby spinach instead of mixed greens with success - the sweetness of the dressing is great with the bitterness of the greens.  Otherwise a nice spring salad mix is good.  The dressing also tastes wonderful with the feta - the sweet and salty combo is excellent. I slice, halve, or quarter the strawberries and toss it in the salad.  Instead of walnuts, I use toasted sunflower seeds which were excellent with the feta too.  No croutons necessary with the crunch of the nuts.  Sometimes I take some sweet red onion and add thin slices to the salad too - great with the spinach leaves.  It was the only time I saw my MIL take thirds on a salad.
 
I make a big one for when we have people over for a big BBQ - if putting it out for people to serve themselves, I put the sunflower seeds, the cheese, and the dressing separately and let people dress their own salad.
 

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« Reply #19 on: May 04, 2008 09:19:46 PM »

i love this asian style noodley salad i found on this blog here:

http://thepioneerwoman.com/cooking/2008/03/my_most_favorite_salad_ever_ever_ever_ever/

so many veggies, and noodles. my favourite things!

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